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Wein means grape, vine, wine in German and Yiddish/Hebrew (װײַנ).

According to Nelly Weiss, Wein- style family names originated from signboards (house sign, house shield) in Jewish communities. Wein may also be related the German verb "weinen" (to cry).

Notable people with the surname Wein include:

  • Albert Wein, American sculptor
  • Berel Wein, Orthodox rabbi
  • Desiderius Wein (1873–1944), Hungarian doctor, gymnast
  • Elizabeth E. Wein, an American author residing in Scotland
  • George Wein, jazz pianist
  • Glynis Wein, a colorist in the comics industry, first wife of Len Wein
  • Len Wein, an American comic book writer